Dog owers urged not to be mucky pups

Dog owners in Brookside are being urged by a residents’ group to be responsible and pick up their pet’s poop.

Dog owers urged not to be mucky pups

The Brookside Big Local residents group are spearheading a campaign to encourage people to take pride in their community.

They have worked with students from the Windmill Primary School, Stirchley and Brookside Parish Council and the PDSA to work up a campaign.

Students have produced posters and messages to plaster along their school fence asking people to take pride in Brookside and to pick up their dog’s poop.

Tina Rogers, chairman of Brookside Big Local, said: "We as a local community are not accepting of irresponsible dog owners and dog fouling in our public areas and especially by our local school.

"Local residents have made lots of complaints in person and also on the Big Local facebook page about the amount of dog mess in Brookside.

"The vast majority of dog owners are responsible and its a shame that a few are spoiling their reputation and the appearance of our environment in Brookside."

Councillor Shaun Davies, Telford & Wrekin Council’s cabinet member for Neigthbourhood Services, said: "This has been a fantastic local campaign by both residents and children from the local school to raise awareness of an ongoing social issue.

"Dog owners that don’t clear up their pet’s mess can be fined but I hope that everyone will take heed of the campaign and make efforts to take pride in their community by clearing up instead."